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LHC tunnel

CERN has confirmed that a tiny, unnamed weasel took down the Large Hadron Collider this morning. 

illustration of proton collision

NEW LIGHT A possible new particle shows up in proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider that produce two photons, as in an event (illustrated here) seen by the CMS detector.

Illustration of ASTRO-H (Hitomi)

The orbiting X-ray observatory ASTRO-H (illustrated) is officially dead, the Japanese space agency JAXA reports. 

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